LIST OF WORKS 

This catalogue is not exhaustive but a brief glance will show that I am essentially a miniaturist and that I nearly always write for particular performers on specific occasions.  I enjoy a challenge and like to be useful.  Several of these titles were designed for my own recital work; some originated as commissions, arose from necessity or were written to fulfil educational commitments; others were personal gifts or intended for private performance; and a handful may be classified as late-flowering (and possibly over-ripe) juvenilia, but I am still rather fond of them.

Nocturne – for clarinet and piano (1980)
‘For Mark’
Dur:   2’45”
f.p.     14 October 1980, The King’s School, Peterborough
Mark Robertshaw cl, Andrew Plant pf
The World’s Desire – carol for medium voice and piano (1981)
Text by G. K. Chesterton
‘For Simon Kirkbride’
Dur:   2’00”
f.p.      April 1995, St John’s Smith Square
Simon Kirkbride Bar, pianist unknown
Heaven-Haven – song for high voice and piano (1983)
Text by Gerard Manley Hopkins
‘For Cyril Harriss’
Dur:   1’00”
A Clear Midnight – song for high voice and piano (1983, rev. and dedicated 1990)
Text by Walt Whitman
‘In memoriam E.L.M.’
Dur: 1’10”
Tyrley, Tyrlow – carol for high voice and piano with treble recorder obbligato (1984)
Text from the Commonplace Book of Richard Hill, c.1500
‘For Robert and Emma’
Dur:   2’15’
The Flowers – song for high voice and piano (1986)
Text by Robert Louis Stevenson, from A Child’s Garden of Verses
‘Homage to Malcolm Williamson’
Dur:   1’30”
Memories of Six – dramatic scena for six solo trebles and piano (1989)
Text by Andrew Plant and Peter Knaggs
‘For Spencer Knaggs, Simon Johnson, Gareth Jones, Daniel Bointon, David Litchfield and Ben Powell’
Dur:
f.p.     16 July 1989, The Knights’ Chamber, Minster Precincts, Peterborough.
The dedicatees Trs, Andrew Plant pf
Tyrley, Tyrlow – carol for three-part trebles and organ or piano (1995)
Words from the Commonplace Book of Richard Hill, c.1500
Dur:   2’40″
Two Carol Fanfares – for large brass ensemble and percussion (1995)
Commissioned by Neil Page for Stan Lippeatt and the Thoresby Colliery (Joy Manufacturing) Band
[1.   Hark, the Herald-angels sing (Trionfale, ben marcato)
2.  O come, all ye faithful (Maestoso, ben marcato)]
Dur:   55″ and 50″
Instr:  4/5 cts, flug, 3 hn, 2 bars, 3 tbn, 2 euph, 2 tba, 3 timp, SD, cym
f.p.    18 and 23 December 1995, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. Thoresby Colliery (Joy Manufacturing) Band, Nottingham Harmonic Society, Neil Page cond
Extended introductions to Hark the Herald-angels sing (melody adapted by W H Cummings from a chorus by Mendelssohn) and
O come, all ye faithful (‘Adeste fideles’, attrib. J W Wade).
Geoff Hawley asst. orchestration
Five little Fantasias on Christmas melodies – for two saxophones (A&Bar / S&A) (2001)
[1.  Not quite white   2.  …holly and…   3.  Carol   4.  Red squared   5.  Sax and bells and rock and roll]
‘For Jamie’
Dur:   7’00”
There was a Boy bedded in bracken – carol for unaccompanied SSA (2003)
Text by John Short
‘To Gordon Crosse’
Dur:   1’10”
— carol for SATB (2013)
‘For EXAUDI’
Dur:   1’10”
f.p.      11 February 2014, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
EXAUDI (Juliet Fraser S, Tom Williams A, Stephen Jeffes T, Jimmy Holliday B)
Ut hoy! – a seasonal squib for wind quintet (2008)
‘To Jane Mackay’
Dur:   45”
Instr: fl, ob, cl, hn, bn
Meadlake Red – for piano (2010)
‘For Nick’
Dur: 50”
The Tailor of Gloucester – music drama for children (2011)
Text by Claude Harz, after Beatrix Potter
‘To Emile Burgoyne, Jamie Rose, William Rose and Sam Wilson’
Dur:   40’
Instr: pf – cornet – perc (mar, vibr, 3–5 wbs, tamb, sd, 2 tom-toms/bongos, guiro, sus cym, ant cyms, whip, flexatone, 9 bells)
f.p.     19 March 2011, Jubilee Hall,  Aldeburgh.
Ann Firbank nar, soloists and chorus of Jubilee Opera, William Rose cornet,
Sam Wilson perc, Andrew Plant pf / dir
Quintet for Simpkin – fantasy scena on ‘Cadet Rousselle’, for wind quintet (2011)
‘To Jane and F.P.’
Dur:   2’40”
Instr: fl, ob, cl, hn, bn
I sing of a maiden – carol for unaccompanied SSA (2011)
‘To Joseph Phibbs’
Text: anonymous XVth century
Dur:      2’45”
f.p.        30 November 2015, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
Schola Cantorum and Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont, Andrew Plant dir
On How To Sing – song for soprano, bass and sopranino recorders and piano (2011)
Text: from the Japanese of Masaoki Shiki
‘For Antony Hopkins on his ninetieth birthday’
Dur:      2’00”
f.rec.     Lesley-Jane Rogers sop, John Turner recs, Janet Simpson pf
Antony Hopkins – a portrait (Divine Art DDA21217)
This little jeu d’esprit is founded on a rising chromatic motif spanning a perfect fifth, which is heard at the outset on the bass recorder (paying homage to the shakuhachi) and later echoed by the soprano. The figure in augmentation forms the bass line of the piano part – reversed half-way through the piece – over birdsong in the right hand, and makes a final cheerful appearance on the sopranino recorder as the frogs and skylarks exchange their songs in the last bar.
Simpkin’s Carol – for two-part trebles, organ and bells (2012)
‘For the Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont’
Dur:      3’00”
f.p.        7 December 2012, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
Luke Gifford, Crispin Kerr-Dineen, Benedict McGonigal Trs, Schola Cantorum
of St John’s Beaumont, Henry Empson nar, Louis Charmantas, Jaden Daniel,
Peter Elwes, Henry Oakley, Ethan Shum handbells, Tom Wagner tubular bells,
Peter Spencer org, Andrew Plant dir
Adapted from The Tailor of Gloucester (2011)
The Orange Poem – for SATB soli (2013)
Text: George MacBeth
‘For EXAUDI’
Dur:      3’00”
f.p.         11 February 2014, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
EXAUDI (Juliet Fraser S, Tom Williams A, Stephen Jeffes T, Jimmy Holliday B)

ARRANGEMENTS
Hush, little baby – lullaby arr. for AATBarBarB by John Blackwood – arr. for high voice and piano (1982)
Traditional text
‘For Simon’
Dur:   2’00”
f.p.     21 July 1982, The King’s School, Peterborough.
Simon Kirkbride, Graham Jeffery Trs, Andrew Plant pf
Written at the request of Simon Kirkbride, adapted from the arrangement for The King’s Singers.
The Rio Grande – traditional sea shanty arr. for children’s voices and piano (1982, rev. 1995).
Originally for solo voice and piano, dedicated to David Bortlik
Traditional text
‘For Fergus Back and Peterborough Children’s Choir’
Dur:   2’30”
f.p.     20 June 1996, St John’s Church, Peterborough.
Peterborough Children’s Choir, Andrew Plant pf, Malcolm Tyler cond
Carol – traditional Romanian folksong, arr. for tenor recorder and piano (1983)
‘For Stephen Short’
Dur:   1’30”
Caleno custure me – traditional folksong arr. for voice and piano (1984)
Traditional text
‘For Gavin, 20.viii.1984’
Dur:   1’50”
f.p.     8 March 1986, The Knights’ Chamber, Minster Precincts, Peterborough.
Christopher Dolby T, Andrew Plant pf
f.rec. Andrew Swait Tr, Andrew Plant pf
Songs of Innocence (Signum Classics SIGCD128)
Donald Swann: The Slow Train, for voice and piano – arr. for two high voices and piano (1984)
Text by Michael Flanders
‘For Jonathan and Charles’
Dur:   3’00”
f.p.     18 July 1984, The King’s School, Peterborough.
Gavin Welsh, David Kirkbride, Ben Trenchard Trs, Andrew Plant pf
Also adapted for high voice, recorder and piano (1985)
f.p.     29 December 1985,  The Knight’s Chamber, Minster Precincts, Peterborough.
Alistair Todd Tr, Emma Costin rec, Andrew Plant pf

Manning Sherwin & Jack Strachey: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, for voice and piano – arr. for two voices and piano (1986)
‘For Alistair and Simon’
Dur:   4’00”
f.p.     16 July 1986, The King’s School, Peterborough.
Alistair Todd, Simon Needham Trs, Andrew Plant pf
Kumbaya – traditional African melody, arr. unaccompanied solo SATB (1987)
Traditional text
‘Commissioned by and dedicated to the Aragon Singers’
Dur:   1’50”
f.p.
Oh, My Love is like a Red, Red Rose – Scottish folksong arr. for medium voice and piano (1987)
Text by Robert Burns
‘For Ralph McDonald and the Wises’ 1987 Burns’ Night’
Dur:   2’20”
f.p.     24 January 1987, The Deanery, Peterborough Cathedral.
Ralph McDonald Bar, Andrew Plant pf
Donald Swann: A Transport of Delight, for voice and piano – arr. for SSAA and piano (1987)
Text by Michael Flanders
‘For Ian, Jonathan, Simon and Peter’
Dur:   2’30”
Donald Swann: The Slow Train, for voice and piano – arr. for medium voice and piano (1989)
Text by Michael Flanders
‘For Ralph’
To the memory of Michael Flanders, whose haunting lyric inspired several walks along old railways; and Donald Swann, who was gracious enough to approve my elaborations.
Dur:   3’00”
f.p.     11 February 1989, Paisley Arts Centre.
Ralph McDonald Bar, Andrew Plant pf
f.rec. Andrew Swait Tr, James Bowman nar / Ct, Andrew Plant pf
Songs of Innocence (Signum Classics SIGCD128)
Michel Legrand: The Windmills of your Mind (from The Thomas Crown Affair) arr. for solo voice and harpsichord or piano, after J.S.B. (1991)
Text by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
‘To Gill, with gratitude for Johannes Morley’
Dur:   2’20”
f.p.
Randy Newman, arr. Richard Rodney Bennett: Dayton Ohio, 1903, for unaccompanied chorus – arr. for solo voice and piano (1992)
Text by Randy Newman
‘For Ralph’
Dur:   2’00”
f.p.
Londonderry Air: Irish folksong (‘Danny Boy’), arr. for unaccompanied solo TTB (1992)
Text by F. E. Weatherley
‘Commissioned by Ralph McDonald for Andrew Hewitt, Peter Hurrell and Rupert Hutchings’
Dur:   2’30”
f.p.     7 June 1992, Highfield House, Uppingham School.
Andrew Hewitt T, Peter Hurrell T, Rupert Hutchings Bar
Archie Jordan: It Was Almost Like a Song, adapted and expanded from the arrangement for The King’s Singers – for medium voice and piano (1992)
Text by Hal David
‘To my friend A.W.’
Dur:
f.p.       23 April 1994, Brookside Methodist Church, Peterborough.
Ralph McDonald Bar, Andrew Plant pf
Harold Arlen: It’s Only a Paper Moon, for voice and piano – arr. for unaccompanied SATBarBarB (1993)
Text by Billy Rose and E Y Harburg
‘For Contrasts’
Dur:  3’47
f.p.       8 February 1994, Maidwell Hall School, Northamptonshire.
Contrasts vocal ens

 

 

 

 

 

Percy Grainger: The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol, arr. for solo piano – arr. for flute, cello and piano (1994)
‘For Gavin Tate-Lovery and Deirdre Summerlin’
Dur: 2’00”
f.p.
Michel Legrand: The Windmills of your Mind (from The Thomas Crown Affair arr. for for alto flute and continuo, after J.S.B. (1994)
‘To Gill, with gratitude for Johannes Morley’
Dur:   2’20”
f.p.     5 January 1995, Brookside Methodist Church, Peterborough.
Gavin Tate-Lovery a fl, Deirdre Summerlin vc, Andrew Plant pf
John Davenport & Eddie Cooley: Fever, for voice and piano – arr. for AABarBar and cello, with optional trumpet and percussion (1995)
Text by Otis Blackwell (‘John Davenport’) and Eddie Cooley
‘For Tom Williams, Niall Campbell, Daniel Stewart, Alex Learmonth and William Harris’
Dur:
f.p.    4 June 1995, Brooklands House, Uppingham School, 4 June 1995.
Tom Williams Ct, Niall Campbell Ct, Daniel Stewart Bar / tpt, Alex Learmonth Bar / bongos, William Harris vc
Stephen Sondheim: Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music), arr. for tenor saxophone and piano (2000)
‘For Jamie’
Dur: 2’00”
f.p.
Mingulay Boat Song – sea shanty for children’s voices and piano (2004)
Words and melody coll. Hugh S. Roberton, combined with traditional melody Shenandoah
‘Homage to Percy Grainger’
Dur: 3’00”
Percy Grainger: The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol, arr. for solo piano – arr. for soprano saxophone and piano (2004)
‘For Jamie’
Dur: 2’00”
Peter Warlock: Christmas Homage to B.v.D., for piano – arr. for flute and piano (2004)
‘For Duke Dobing and the Friends of Aldeburgh Productions 10.xii.2004’
Dur:  1’20”
f.p.    10 December 2004, The Britten–Pears Library, Aldeburgh.
Duke Dobing fl, Andrew Plant pf
Edmund Rubbra: Rune of Hospitality, op. 15 for voice and piano – arr. for voice and string ensemble (2006)
Text: Old Gaelic Rune, recovered by Kenneth MacLeod
‘For James Bowman’ [Rubbra’s original setting is dedicated to Hugh Mackay]
Dur:    1’00”
f.p.      24 May 2006, York Minster.
James Bowman Ct, London Octave, Philip Moore cond
f.rec. James Bowman Ct, London Octave
The Truth From Above
(private issue)
A Virgin Most Pure – traditional English carol, arr. for instrumental quartet (2008)
‘For Emily Swait and the Christmas Party at The Elms, 20 December 2008’
Dur:     50”
Instr:  fl/rec, fl/ob/vn, vn, vc
Noel Coward: Mad Dogs and Englishmen, for solo voice and piano – arr. for two voices and piano (2008)
Text by Noel Coward
‘For James and Daniel’
Dur:    3’50”
f.p.      31 October 2008, Great Hall, St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton.
James Bowman Ct, Daniel Turner T, Andrew Plant pf
Caleno custure me – traditional folksong arr. for voice and string ensemble (2008)
Traditional text
‘For James Bowman and London Octave’
Dur:    2’00”
f.p.      6 January 2011, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
James Bowman Ct, London Octave, Lorraine McAslan ldr
Three Renaissance dances – arr. for chamber ensemble (2009)
[La morisque (Susato), Hahnentanz I (Praetorius), Bergerette: Sans roch (Susato)]
‘For St George’s Dragons’
Dur:    3’00”
Instr: 2 ob, cl, sax – 2 tpt – perc (td) – db
Jacob Arcadelt: Margot, labourez les vignes for SATB – arr. for recorder trio (2009)
‘For the recorder players of St George’s School, Windsor Castle’
Dur:    1’00”
Instr: 2 desc rec, treb rec.
The Boar’s Head Carol – traditional carol, arr. for chamber ensemble (2009)
‘For St George’s Dragons’
Dur:    2’10”
Instr: 3 ob, 2 cl, sax – 2 tpt – perc (td)
f.p.      6 December 2009, St George’s School, Windsor Castle.
St George’s Dragons instr. ens, Andrew Plant cond
Greensleeves – sixteenth century melody, arr. for chamber ensemble (2009)
‘For the musicians of St George’s School, Windsor Castle’
Dur:    1’45”
Instr:  fl, ob, cl – hn – hp – str
f.p.      24 March 2009, The Cloisters, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Pupils of St George’s School instr. ens, Andrew Plant cond
John Dowland – Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for solo voice and lute – arr. for alto saxophone and string quartet (2009)
‘For the musicians of St George’s School, Windsor Castle’
Dur:    46”
f.p.      24 March 2009, The Cloisters, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Pupils of St George’s School instr. ens, Andrew Plant cond
attrib. Henry VIII: Pastyme with Good Company, arr. for chamber ensemble (2009)
‘For the musicians of St George’s School, Windsor Castle’
Dur:    2’00”
Instr:  desc rec, tr rec, ob, cl, sax – perc (td) – tpt – hpd – str
f.p.      24 March 2009, The Cloisters, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Pupils of St George’s School instr. ens, Andrew Plant cond
William Inglot – The Leaves bee Greene, for keyboard – arr. for chamber ensemble (2009)
‘For St George’s Dragons, who love English cadences’
Dur:    4’45”
Instr: 2 ob, 3 cl – 2 tpt – db
Peter Warlock – Basse-Danse (Capriol  Suite) for strings – arr. for chamber ensemble (2009)
‘For St George’s Dragons’
Dur:    2’00”
Instr: 2 ob, 2 cl – 2 tpt – perc (td) – db
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – traditional carol, arr. for chamber ensemble (2009)
‘For St George’s Dragons’
Dur:    1’30”
Instr: 2 ob, 2 cl, sax – 2 tpt – perc (td)
f.p.      6 December 2009, St George’s School, Windsor Castle.
St George’s Dragons instr. ens, Andrew Plant cond
Randy Newman: Dayton Ohio, 1903, for solo voice and piano – arr. for trumpet and piano (2010)
‘For Max’
Dur:    2’20”
With acknowledgments to Richard Rodney Bennett
Enya Brennan: Orinoco Flow – arr. for upper voices and piano (2012)
‘For the Choir of St John’s Beaumont’
Dur:    3’30”
David J Evans: Be still, for the presence of the Lord – arr. for flute and string quartet (2012)
‘For the musicians of  St John’s Beaumont’
Dur:    2′ 40”
f.p.       11 July 2013, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
William Vickery fl, Keisuke Sano vn, Alvin Chan vn, Ethan Shum va, Ben Steiner vc
Engelbert Humperdinck: Evening Prayer (from Hänsel und Gretel)  – transcr. and arr. for two-part trebles and piano (2012)
‘For the Choristers of St John’s Beaumont’
Dur:    3’00”
f.p.       21 May 2013, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
Luke Gifford Tr, Crispin Kerr-Dineen Tr, Andrew Plant pf
John Jacob Niles: I wonder as I wander – arr. for two-part trebles (2012)
‘For the Choristers of St John’s Beaumont’
Dur:    2’40”
f.p.      23 March 2012, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
Schola Cantorum of St John’s Beaumont, Andrew Plant dir
People, look East – Besançon carol tune arr. for unison  voices, trumpet and organ, with optional percussion (2012)
‘For the Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont’
Dur:    2’00”
f.p.      7 December 2012, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
Benedict McGonigal Tr, Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont, David Edwards tpt, Peter Spencer org, Andrew Plant dir
James Pierpont: Jingle Bells – arr. for violin (s) and piano (2012)
‘A piece of nonsense for Keisuke, Cody and Ethan, SJB Boarders’ Christmas Dinner 2012’
Dur:    45”
f.p.       5 December 2012, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
Keisuke Sano vn, Ethan Shum vn, Cody Mok pf, Andrew Plant pf
Harold Arlen: Over the Rainbow – arr. for voice, oboe, violin and piano (2013)
‘For Luke, Peter and Keisuke’
Dur:    3′ 15”
f.p.       21 May 2013, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor.
Luke Gifford Tr, Peter Elwes ob, Keisuke Sano vn, Andrew Plant pf
The infant King  Basque Noël arr. for treble voices and organ (2013)
‘To my parents’
For the Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont
Dur:    4′ 00”
f.p.       6 December 2013, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
Luke Gifford solo Tr, Crispin Kerr-Dineen, Linus Lampe Trs, Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont, Peter Spencer org,
Andrew Plant dir
C. Saint-Saëns – Fossiles (Le carnaval des animaux XII) arr. for xylophone, clarinet and piano (2013)
‘For Sam and Linus’
Dur:    1′ 30”
f.p.       31 October 2013, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
Sam Kurita xylo, Linus Lampe cl, Andrew Plant pf
Come to the Manger – traditional carol arr. for treble voices, trumpet and organ (2013)
‘For Tim Carleston and the Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont’
Dur:    3′ 30”
f.p.      9 December 2013, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont, Tim Carleston tpt, Peter Spencer org, Andrew Plant dir
W H Monk: Hark! a herald voice is calling – descant for hymn tune (2013)
Dur:    40”
f.p.      6 December 2013, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont, Howard Rowntree tpt, Peter Spencer org, Andrew Plant dir
The Linden Tree Carol – traditional German tune arr. for unison voices and organ (2014)
‘To Pam and Anne’
For the  Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont
Dur:    2′ 45”
f.p.      25 March 2014, First Vespers of the Annunciation, Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight
Crispin Kerr-Dineen solo Tr, Alexander Harwood, Luke Gifford Trs, Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont,
Peter Spencer org, Andrew Plant dir
f.p. (solo song) 20 December 2014, Chapel of the Ascension, University of Chichester, James Bowman Ct,
Andrew Plant pf
The Holly and the Ivy – traditional English carol tunes arr. for two-part trebles, trumpet, cello quartet and organ (2014)
‘To Toby, Alexander and Linnet’
For Peter Spencer, and the Chapel Choir and musicians of St John’s Beaumont
Dur:    3′ 00”
f.p.      5 December 2014, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont, Tim Carleston tpt, Ben Steiner, Dominic Tatham, Gabriel Suvini, Caspian Taee vcs, Peter Spencer org, Andrew Plant dir

Traditional, adapted Sullivan: It came upon the midnight clear – descant for hymn tune (2014)
‘For Tim Carleston’
Dur:    40”
f.p.      5 December 2014, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
Chapel Choir of St John’s Beaumont, Tim Carleston tpt, Peter Spencer org, Andrew Plant dir
Traditional Northumbrian: The water of Tyne – arr. for unaccompanied AATTBarB (2015)
‘For The Queen’s Six’
Dur:    4′
f.p.      11 May 2016, St John’s Beaumont, Old Windsor
The Queen’s Six